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How To Remove Floaters In Eye
Floaters: Most common it is recommended to have an immediate exam when they first occur to rule out retinal detachment. If there is only floater, then wait a year and if they are still symptomatic then consider a vitrectomy to remove the vitreous and floaters. There is not much information and acceptance on using a yag laser to treat them, do internet search if you want more on yag. I do not recommend ya. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flaoters: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more
I have large Weiss ring floaters in each eye. Is there a procedure that can safely remove or break them up.
Weiss floaters: Weiss floaters are nearly always associated with posterior vitreous detachment. These floaters can be treated by laser ablation although the number of op docs who can do this is a bit restricted. You need a good dilated exam because PVD often precedes retinal detachment. ...Read more
Eye floaters: None that i know of.Get a more detailed answer ›
When i look through my microscope i can see a bundle of stringy floaters, floating across my eye. How to remove them?
Floaters: the floaters represent liquefaction of the vitreous gel inside your eye. When floaters rapidly increase in number or are associated with flashing lights or a disturbance in your peripheral vision, That could indicate a hole or tear in your retina. You need an eye exam to make sure your retina is Ok. Most often floaters are benign and are left alone. Rarely vitrectomy surgery or laser can be used ...Read more
Surgery: Floaters are collagen fibers in the vitreous cavity ( jelly part of the eye).They do not cause damage to the eye but sometimes block the images we see from reaching the retina. Usually they are only mildly annoying. If they interfere with a persons ability to see there is an operation available (vitrectomy) to remove them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be Cautious: While floaters are a nuisance( I have some myself), the risks of a vitrectomy surgery outway the benefits, unless the floaters are so dense that they preclude visual function. Vitrectomy is a major eye surgery and possible complications include retinal detachment, cataract, infection, and rarely, blindness. You would be wise to get multiple opinions from several retinal surgeons before proceeding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers